The Incredible Story Of The Most Decorated Marine In American History

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  • Published on:  Saturday, August 25, 2018
  • Virginian Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller was an all-American hero who served in conflicts around the world including the Pacific in World War II and the Korean War in the 1950s. He was a Marine, and even although he died almost 50 years ago, he is still a legend within the ranks of that elite U.S. military outfit.

    Puller was born in June 1898 in West Point, Virginia, to parents Matthew and Martha. His father was a grocer but sadly died when Puller was just ten years old. It has been said that the fatherless boy would while away many childhood hours listening to tales of derring-do from old campaigners from the American Civil War.

    That conflict had ended in 1865 – not much more than 30 years before Puller was born – so there was every chance that the impressionable young lad met veterans who had actually participated in the war. Indeed, legendary Confederate General “Stonewall” Jackson was apparently a particular hero of the youngster’s.

    In 1916, the teenage Puller was eager to see some action for himself and to generate some war stories of his own. The young Virginian attempted to enlist in the U.S. Army so that he could play his part in the Border War with Mexico. Alas, he was too young to join on his own say-so and his widowed mother refused to give the required permission. And so Puller’s first attempt to get into active service was thwarted, but it would not stay that way for long.



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  • TBPollock

     (Aug 30, 2018)

    He had a bear rug in his study. The bear was still alive, just afraid to move.

  • Karen Session

     (1 day ago)

    LOL!!!!

  • Karen Session

     (1 day ago)

    +kevx12172002 LOL!!!!

  • guysmalley

     (Aug 31, 2018)

    When he was born , he slapped the doctor

  • Doug Carter

     (Jan 14, 2019)

    His BALLS ARE STILL ON DISPLAY AT THE SMITHSONIAN.

  • Phreak Azoith

     (Dec 22, 2018)

    No, he gave the doctor an OORAH! for his dedicated service in the medical field

  • usmcrvn69

     (Aug 31, 2018)

    Goodnight Chesty, wherever you are!

  • Rusty Patterson

     (5 hours ago)

    Slapping the devil

  • Nathan Morley

     (Feb 14, 2019)

    Valhalla!

  • Eric Taylor

     (Aug 31, 2018)

    The Air Force has the Red Berets, the Army has the Green Berets, the Navy has the Seals and the Marines have... Marines.

  • ツMario TO THE DEATH Yamasaki

     (Apr 1, 2019)

    2Xcitizen lmfao if you had “big” nuts we’d be calling you a Marine.

  • Brian Stabile

     (Mar 30, 2019)

    The Marines are special forces

  • Rich Falco

     (Oct 30, 2018)

    I am 75 years old and lived a full life with two degrees, a wonderful marriage, a teaching career and extensive travel in most of the world. Of all these events I still have my most accomplished thoughts and experiences in the United States Marine Corps. I am proud to be one of the few and proud. STEVE A. FALCO

  • ei513563854

     (6 days ago)

    RAH!

  • Rush More

     (Apr 6, 2019)

    Semper Fi!

  • Lloyd Akins

     (Aug 31, 2018)

    It is difficult to type with tears in my eyes. I knew General Puller after he retired. His first words to me were, "I was kicked out of the Marine Corps for high blood pressure, could you check it." He was in civvies and I was busy so I told him to have a seat. HM1 Langley came in and said, "Good morning General Puller." I was not busy any more. He came by often and we started a friendship even with the difference in pay grades. I wish I could tell you all I heard him say. I...

  • chrisposey2479

     (6 days ago)

    Oorah

  • David miorgan

     (Mar 18, 2019)

    Semper fi. Two enlistments June 4th 1980, September 10th 1984, San Diego, the only action I seen was stomping naval personal aboard ship!

  • Him Bike

     (Aug 28, 2018)

    I remember doing pull ups in boot camp and the D.I. would say “one more for Chesty.”

  • JP Ramsey

     (Apr 3, 2019)

    yes sir

  • Doug Carter

     (Oct 31, 2018)

    Him Bike GOOD MAN.

  • Bonn Stevens

     (Aug 31, 2018)

    Thank you for the video...very informative but my God man, you're killing me with the mispronunciation of EVERY location.

  • StygianShadow18

     (Apr 9, 2019)

    Same!! Haha I was dying listening to every mispronunciation

  • Wayne Gombar

     (Mar 3, 2019)

    Indeed...

  • mike warnock

     (Aug 31, 2018)

    At Parris island '69. EVERY night before lights out it was "good night Chesty, wherever you are"

  • Rusty Trombone

     (Mar 30, 2019)

    Did a lot of push ups and bend and thrust in Chesty's name.

  • Kenneth Sweeney

     (Mar 12, 2019)

    2018 still saying it

  • Joe Robinson

     (Aug 31, 2018)

    GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS